ERIC Number: ED217782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report: School of Nursing Outreach Program.
Johnson, Karen R.; And Others
The University of Virginia's Outreach Nursing Program is described and evaluated. Information is provided on the results of a needs assessment, a feasibility study, and the early history of the off-campus program. Attention is directed to the geography of the outreach program area, the group of nurses from which the first class was selected, course offerings, faculty, and enrollments. The degree to which the program objectives were reached is examined. Objectives include the following: expanding opportunity for graduate education in Southwest Virginia, focusing on medical-surgical nursing and also on education, clinical specialties, and administration; developing faculty members and additional graduate educated nurses for service in the rural setting; and improving the overall quality of nursing care in the area. Evaluation efforts were also directed to the direct instructional costs of the off-campus program, using student credit hours; and average academic degree program costs for a student. The following benefits of the program were also evaluated: personal and social economic benefits/noneconomic benefits for students, faculty, the nursing school and the University of Virginia, and the community. Negative outcomes and problems as reported by students, faculty, advisory committee members, and nursing school administrators were also determined. Among the conclusions was that the institutional and professional relationships resulting from the Outreach Program were important outcomes. Overall program accountability and the methods used for program evaluation are discussed, and a bibliography, questionnaires and interview forms, a list of students and advisory committee members, and a list of thesis and project titles are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Faculty, Educational Benefits, Educational Demand, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Student Costs, Masters Degrees, Needs Assessment, Nursing Education, Outreach Programs, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Nursing.
Identifiers: Medically Underserved Areas; University of Virginia; Virginia (Southwest)